- Adamant: A dull metal with the hardness of diamond, adamant is strangely easy to work and makes superb armor.
- Azoth: This silvery-black metal is a liquid in all but the coldest temperatures where, paradoxically, it becomes the gas known as ether (or quintessence), which suffuses the empty space between the worlds. Azoth cannot be worked like other metals; instead it is used as a tempering agent for other materials, including, it is said, Man himself.
- Moonsilver: As its name suggests, moonsilver is found only on the Moon. A very soft metal, it is used primarily in the crafting of magical protection devices, such as rings and amulets.
- Orichalcum: Looking like bronze, orichalcum can be found on many worlds, including, it is said, Kythirea. It is difficult to work but stores magical energy quite well, making it an ideal arcane battery. The Ancients supposedly powered their wondrous devices with orichalcum.
- Sungold: Also called truegold, sungold is occasionally found inside meteorites that fall to earth. It is powerfully aligned with Law and, despite its similarity to gold, is in fact a very hard metal, useful in the crafting of weapons against Chaos.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Numbered among the precious materials are several whose value far exceeds that of gold, silver, or platinum. These rare materials are coveted for their usefulness in the creation and maintenance of spells and magical effects. In the days when travel between worlds was more commonplace, many of these materials too were more common. Now, though, they are among the most prized and sought after in the cosmos.